Looking for a way to support a great charity in your community? Donate a car in Minnesota! Car donations are one of the most generous ways to give to charity AND it doesn't cost you anything — except maybe an old vehicle that you don't use anyway.
Donating a car in Minnesota is one of the most convenient ways to give to charity - especially if you have a non-cash item you'd like to convert for the benefit of a cause you love. By giving new life to your unused vehicle, you help someone who needs an affordable vehicle while giving the net proceeds to a worthy cause. So when you're ready to give to your favorite charity, we are just a call away.
The answer is simple- the best time to donate your car is when you no longer need it. For example, maybe you're down-sizing to fewer cars on the property. Or maybe you are upgrading to a new car and the trade-in doesn't make sense. Maybe you're helping a loved one who can no longer drive. Or maybe you've just decided to use UBER all the time. Here are some other reasons people donate vehicles to charity in Minnesota:
You Simply Don't Have the Time. Donating your car in Minnesota is a great way to avoid the hassle of selling it. For one, it's a lot less paperwork. Of course, if you put the time and energy into it, you could get some cash back. But if your car is not worth much, your time may be more valuable. When you donate your car, you sit back and let us take care of all the details. We have processed so many donated vehicles, we now consider ourselves experts. We know how to maximized the donation AND we handle all the paperwork (including the tax documents you'll need in order to get your charity car tax deduction).
Your Car Needs Work. Fixing up cars is what makes us special. If the cost of repairing your car is starting to add up to more than it's worth, donating just makes more sense. Our in-house car technicians gives donated vehicles the attention and service they require to sell at maximized value. Typically, we increase the value of donated vehicles by 25%-50%. Since you can deduct the full value of what your vehicle sells for, both the charity and your tax deduction benefits.
Your Driveway Has Become a Parking Lot. Space is pretty limited in Minnesota now. If your vehicle's been sitting for the last six months, it may be time to consider moving it. After all, it can become a liability: you may be fined, your neighbors may start complaining - and assuming your garage is full and the driveway space is at a premium, who wants to deal with the street cleaning schedule?! Whether it's an RV, camper, truck, car, golf cart, motorcycle, van or even a commercial bus, we come to you and pick it up for free.
The Trade-in Value is Too Low. Sometimes it actually makes more financial sense to donate your car than trade it in. Retail car lots like CarMax, typically offer a fraction of the as-is value. After all, they're just going to fix it up and resell it for a profit for themselves. Cars2Charities fixes your car up, too. The difference is that now YOU benefit from the enhanced value during tax time. So, when you donate a car to charity, you're contributing to a worthy cause that YOU pick, AND you're increasing the amount on your tax deduction.
Donating your vehicle is a generous act. The proceeds generated through your vehicle donation makes a difference in this world, by supporting the efforts of the charity you choose. By donating, you share your passion for change and draw attention to what you consider important. In return, you receive a maximized tax deduction, and the comfort of knowing your donation sparked change and amelioration.
However, charities are not the only ones who benefit. By donating a car in Minnesota, you’re part of a win/win proposition. Since vehicle donations to charity are considered by the Internal Revenue Service and the State to be COMPLETELY TAX DEDUCTIBLE.
Our value-enhancing services allow you to deduct the full sale price off your vehicle as a charity donation. We operate with full transparency between donor and charity by making sure everyone has a copy of the IRS regulated paperwork — including the IRS Form 1098-C which you will receive within 30 days after the sale of your car.
Both you and the charity will receive IRS Form 1098-C within 30-50 days of the sale of your vehicle, making the transaction transparent to all parties. Plus, we do all the work. There’s no standing in lines at the DMV or dealing with the paperwork to transfer the title.
Need some more info? The IRS guidelines for tax deductions is a great resource. You can also learn more about our vehicle donation program by watching our videos, which focus on frequently asked questions that we've grouped by topic.
With more than 30 years of experience, Cars2Charities has the expertise in making vehicle donations easier than ever. Cars2Charities is designed to provide donors with a simple, fast, and secure way to donate their vehicles in Minnesota.
Step 1: Preparing for the Process
You’ll start the process of donating your car in Minnesota by collecting the vehicle's cleared Certificate of Title and Registration.
If you have misplaced your title or registration, don’t worry! We can help. Please find your vehicle's identification number (VIN) and together we can determine which supplementary paperwork you will need to complete at the time of pick up.
As this time you will also want to decide which charity you want your proceeds to go to. To begin, take a look at our "Causes" tab. We organized our charities based on their mission.
If you have a soft spot for our furry friends, the animal rescue of your choice would greatly benefit from your donation. Perhaps you'd rather have your donation benefit people in need. These charities range from homeless shelters to medical research. . Perhaps your passionate about supporting our veterans with a donation.
Now, if deciding on just one charity is too hard, we can help. You can just say, “Cars2Charities, you choose for me." Simply let us know.
Step 2: Scheduling Your Pickup
Give us a call at (855) 520-2100, or complete an online donation request. Our friendly donation coordinators will gather your vehicles information, and together, we will decide the most convenient time, date, and location for the pickup. Then we will send you an email that gives you step by step instructions to prepare you for the pick-up.
Before arriving, our tow truck driver will call you one hour before to give you time to collect paperwork and prepare the vehicle for towing. At the time of the pick-up, make sure your title is signed and clear of any lien holdings. You will hand over the title and registration to the tow truck driver.
Step 3: Maximizing the Donation
We take the reins at this point to maximize the donation for both our donors and charities. We do this by assessing the vehicle and adding value to increase the selling price of the car. It’s a situation many people dream about – a successful way to support a cause you care about without the work involved.
We've Loved Cars for Over 35 Years! Caring for cars is our core business and we're pretty good at it. In fact, when it comes to examining and fixing cars up for resale, we've become quite the experts. How many other charity car programs have their own technicians? How many others have a comprehensive guideline to determine the best way to improve your car's value? Just us, it seems!
We Work with Retail Buyers —Not Auction Sites. Most programs send your car directly to auction, where it's typically purchased by a wholesaler looking to earn a profit. But not us. Not only do our technicians enhance your donation, but the fact that we market to retail buyers who appreciate the remaining life your gifted vehicle may still represent means your charity gets more support and you get a bigger vehicle donation tax deduction. We often match older vehicles with collectors, or a specially equipped van with a buyer who has special needs for example. So call and tell us your “wants". Especially if a vehicle holds sentimental value, we do our best to find a buyer who'll appreciate it as you do.
Cars2Charities is considered the best car donation company for many other reasons too:
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